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Spillers record shop, Cardiff

editor

hiraethified
It's a real shame that the old shop has gone. It was one of the few premises of any character left in that part of town.
 

ddraig

dros ben llestri
yup
why why WHY can't they see that 'the oldest record shop in the world' is a tourist attraction. :facepalm:
never mind the actual content, stock and staff.

anyway, sound like their not too bothered and happy to still be going.
will try and pop into the new place and report back on the setup when they are up and running
 

Gromit

International Man of Misery
yup
why why WHY can't they see that 'the oldest record shop in the world' is a tourist attraction. :facepalm:
never mind the actual content, stock and staff.
Who are these 'they' of which you speak?

The landlords? Why should they bear the cost of supporting a (fringe) tourist attraction when there is very little profit in it for them?
The Council? So Cardiff tax payers would bear the cost?

Its sad that the area has moved on and that they have to move.
A little bit of history lost thanks to modern consumerism (that we are all to blame for, cause we want things to be cheap).

But thats life, we can't preserve everything.

I'm still sad that the oldest advertisment in the UK was demolished when they knocked Ninian Park down (sad about that too).

But I'm glad we have a modern stadium now.
 

ddraig

dros ben llestri
so it's fine by you to give multinational chains 4/5 yrs free rent on massive units in St Davids 2 just to fill it?
how much do you think that costs us the tax payer?

we know you love to be spoonfed bland corporate shite, let's fuck all the interesting pubs and clubs off and just have weatherspoons and jumping jacks is it?, that's what the people, sorry consumers, want after all.

conveniently didn't quote my last 2 lines either
 

ddraig

dros ben llestri
oh and i ain't to blame thanks
dont go for the cheap option the majority of the time even tho i should on my pay
 

Gromit

International Man of Misery
so it's fine by you to give multinational chains 4/5 yrs free rent on massive units in St Davids 2 just to fill it?
how much do you think that costs us the tax payer?

we know you love to be spoonfed bland corporate shite, let's fuck all the interesting pubs and clubs off and just have weatherspoons and jumping jacks is it?, that's what the people, sorry consumers, want after all.

conveniently didn't quote my last 2 lines either
I wasn'y disagreeing with your last two lines so why quote? They seem happy enough and the business will survive. It just won't have the special tag of being the oldest record store building anymore. Maybe oldest established record business instead now?

As for the free rent. I'm not happy but its called cuttig losses i guess. When they started building retail forecasts were rosey and people would have been fighting for spaces.

Now the property markets have stall and there is a recession. They had to do something to stop it turning into a massive embarressing white elephant and costing Cardiff even more in losses and reputation.

I'm not happy with crass comercialism either* but I can't see anything stopping it as people in general don't turn down cheap prices but crave more.

* I want to move to Whitchurch so I can shop in the local shops instead of supermarkets. Thats how a community should be run!
 

editor

hiraethified
I went to the new Spillers in Morgan Arcade and, sad to say, it's a terribly soulless place with none of the character of the original store.
 
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